Hmm, this is interesting. So based on what's been posted so far, it is possible for a homosexual to "inherit the Kingdom of God" so long as they do not act on their impulses? So when St. Paul writes in 1Corinthians 6:9 that "...Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals... will inherit the Kingdom of God" he is refering to those who act on their urges? This is just for my own clarification. Thanks.
For clarification, in Paul's day there wasn't a class of what was considered non-acting homosexual people. Whether you were a thief or homosexual, it was the behavior that defined you in particular instances, and not an underlying feature of your biology. If you repented and stop stealing, I'm guessing Paul wouldn't have thought of you as a thief, and likewise about homosexuality. He could have been wrong about the science of sexuality. Whether or not homosexuality is an inborn trait, I've no insight and no opinion. I consider it irrelevant, especially when that approach opens the door to justifying all manner of excesses in each of us -- a thief can blame his poor upbring, an abusive husband can blame his abusive father, a slothful individual can blame his big bones, and so on.
If someone is a gay Christian can they have a partner so long as they do not do anything sexual with them?
Can I have a mistress if I don't sleep with her? Why not?
Girl, the term "partner" or even "boyfriend/girlfriend" have at the very least sexual connotations. It implies an expression of sexual lust for one another which isn't shared in normal friendships. True, the biological urge itself isn't a sin, but the lustful thoughts are and it's not healthy to put yourself into a situation that'll provoke such thoughts and seriously challenge one's physical self control.